The Resource Music, modernity, and the global imagination : South Africa and the West, Veit Erlmann

Music, modernity, and the global imagination : South Africa and the West, Veit Erlmann

Label
Music, modernity, and the global imagination : South Africa and the West
Title
Music, modernity, and the global imagination
Title remainder
South Africa and the West
Statement of responsibility
Veit Erlmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How was Africa seen by the West during the colonial period? How do Europeans and Americans conceive of Africa in today's postcolonial era? Such questions have preoccupied anthropologists, historians, and literary scholars for years. But few have asked the reverse: how did - and do - Africans see Europe and the United States? Fewer still have wondered how Western images of Africa and African representations of the West might mirror one another."
  • "In a detailed study spanning from the late nineteenth century to the present, renowned anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Veit Erlmann examines the very creation of a global imagination for black South Africans, Europeans, and African Americans. To this end, he explores two striking episodes in the history of black South African music. The first is a pair of tours made by two black South African choirs in England and America in the early 1890s; the second is a series of engagements with the international music industry as experienced by the premier choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo after the release of Paul Simon's celebrated Graceland album in 1986."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Erlmann, Veit
Dewey number
780/.968
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3760
LC item number
.E75 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Intercultural communication
  • Ethnicity
  • South African Choir
  • Zulu Choir
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
  • South African Choir
  • Zulu Choir
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Groupe musical)
  • Music
  • Choral singing
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Communication interculturelle
  • Ethnicité
  • Interculturele communicatie
  • Beïnvloeding
  • Muziek
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • South African Choir
  • Zulu Choir
  • Kulturkontakt
  • Musik
  • Südafrika (Staat)
  • Westliche Welt
  • Musique
  • Musique
Label
Music, modernity, and the global imagination : South Africa and the West, Veit Erlmann
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt.I "Heartless swindle" : the African Choir and the Zulu Choir in England and America : Archaic images, utopian dreams : forms of nineteenth-century historical consciousness -- "Style is just the man himself" : (auto)biography, self-identity, and fictions of global order -- Inventing the metropolis : Josiah Semouse's travel diary and the dilemmas of representation -- "Spectatorial lust" : spectacle and the crisis of imperial knowledge -- Symbols of inclusion and exclusion : nationalism, colonial consciousness, and the "great hymn" -- Variations upon a theme : the Zulu Choir in London, 1892-93 -- "God's own country" : Black America, South Africa, and the spirituals -- Interlude -- Pt.II "Days of miracle and wonder" : Graceland and the continuities of the postcolonial world : Figuring culture : the crisis of modernity and twentieth-century historical consciousness -- Hero on the pop chart : Paul Simon and the aesthetics of world music -- Fantasies of home : The antinomies of modernity and the music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo -- Dream journeys : techniques of the self and the biographical imagination of Bhekizizwe J. Shabalala -- Songs of truth and healing : searching for a new South Africa -- Communities of style : musical figures of black diasporic identity -- Dances with power : Michael Jackson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the ambiguities of race -- Epilogue : the art of the impossible
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 312 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, music)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984520490
Label
Music, modernity, and the global imagination : South Africa and the West, Veit Erlmann
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt.I "Heartless swindle" : the African Choir and the Zulu Choir in England and America : Archaic images, utopian dreams : forms of nineteenth-century historical consciousness -- "Style is just the man himself" : (auto)biography, self-identity, and fictions of global order -- Inventing the metropolis : Josiah Semouse's travel diary and the dilemmas of representation -- "Spectatorial lust" : spectacle and the crisis of imperial knowledge -- Symbols of inclusion and exclusion : nationalism, colonial consciousness, and the "great hymn" -- Variations upon a theme : the Zulu Choir in London, 1892-93 -- "God's own country" : Black America, South Africa, and the spirituals -- Interlude -- Pt.II "Days of miracle and wonder" : Graceland and the continuities of the postcolonial world : Figuring culture : the crisis of modernity and twentieth-century historical consciousness -- Hero on the pop chart : Paul Simon and the aesthetics of world music -- Fantasies of home : The antinomies of modernity and the music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo -- Dream journeys : techniques of the self and the biographical imagination of Bhekizizwe J. Shabalala -- Songs of truth and healing : searching for a new South Africa -- Communities of style : musical figures of black diasporic identity -- Dances with power : Michael Jackson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the ambiguities of race -- Epilogue : the art of the impossible
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 312 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, music)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984520490

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